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Discussion in 'G3' started by Jon Nazareth, 21 April 2020.
The chain and pin system didn't show up very well in the previous pictures so, here's another.
Very nice Jon, those little details make all the difference.
Side strapping complete on one wagon. It's no as good as I would have hoped but it's okay.
All of the strapping is now in place and thoughts are turning to the hand brake lever and the ratchet brake lever rack.
Apologise for the poor pictures. I'm hoping that when the wagons are painted they will be a bit more picturesque.
Hand brake levers in place together with toothed racks and lever stays. The one problem I have is that I am going to have to remove the lever stays before painting. The reason being is that I can't remove the levers while they are in place, bit of a nuisance really.
The racks are showing pink here although they are nickle. I left them in the pickle bath for a bit longer than usual and they have become copper plated.
I think that that is that. I'm going to give them a good wash followed by an etch primer with a top coat of Vauxhall Brazil Brown from a rattle can. The photograph of a similar wagon that I've been using as a guide seems to be painted a very dark colour but not as dark as the ironwork which I'm assuming is black.
Anyone any suggestions for a different top coat?